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Alprostadil Side Effects and Warnings

Written by sshowalter, FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not donate blood while using this medicine and for 1 month after stopping.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex condom.

• Muse®: Use a condom when having sex with a pregnant woman.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Headache.

• Penile pain.

• Irritation where the medicine is given.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Penile erection that lasts longer than 4 hours.

• Chest pain or pressure or fast heartbeat.

• Severe dizziness or passing out.

• Difficulty breathing.

• Severe penile pain.

• Unusual bruising or bleeding.

• Severe skin irritation.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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